Aging Services Groups and Special Events

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COMMUNITY SHAREGROUNDS

Fourth Monday of every month
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP: email theagingproject@howardbrown.org or 773.388.8894
Join the Howard Brown Health Vernita Gray Council and Aging Services program as we build community in a safe (virtual) space, making connections, and finding friends. We encourage sharing wisdom, knowledge, and life experiences. While the group will center the voices and experiences of older LGBTQ adults, the space is welcoming and inclusive to all.

GATHER: LGBTQ INTERGENERATIONAL SOCIAL EVENINGS

Third Thursday of every month
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gather-virtual-lgbtq-intergenerational-event-tickets-124024152579
Are you looking to meet new people? Do you want to connect with a diverse group of LGBTQ+ community members? We do too and hope you will join us for a complimentary virtual event hosted by Howard Brown, The Care Plan, and Renewal Care Partners.
A few years ago, we were inspired by the SAGE Table initiative to bring older and younger members of LGBTQ+ communities together for a meal to talk about the experiences of aging and share personal histories. Our three organizations were so fed by the conversation and connection that we started a quarterly intergenerational event. In 2020, we moved the events virtual and to a monthly schedule. We invite you to help us take this initiative virtual, make meaningful connections, and widen your circle. We hope you will join us!

THRIVE WITH PRIDE

Second and fourth Tuesday of every month
11:00 a.m. – noon
RSVP: Contact Elliott Morris at elliottm@howardbrown.org or 312.613.4448
Join the Thrive with Pride Howard Brown Health Café in a virtual discussion space where you can share and receive support, learn more about local services and resources, and discuss topics that matter. Thrive with Pride Cafes provide safe and affirming spaces for all older adults, centering on experiences of older LGBT adults.

FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS

The Howard Brown Health Aging Services team hosts monthly Facebook Live events focusing on health and wellness topics of interest to older adults. A few topics included in the 2020 Facebook Live calendar included “Aging Services in Illinois”, “Advance Care Planning”, and “Let’s Talk about Sex…after 60”. To learn about upcoming Facebook Live events, sign up for the Aging Well newsletter by sending an email to theagingproject@howardbrown.org.

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY

National Senior Health and Fitness Day is held the last Wednesday in May every year. The common goal of the day is to promote health and fitness for older adults. This is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.
On May 26,2021, we will be hosting a virtual National Senior Health and Fitness Day that will include physical activity classes, emotional health and well-being sessions, and virtual health screenings. Stay tuned for more details!

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